Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:10 UTC, submitted by twickline
Linux The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.0 for Linux today. "Bordeaux 2.0.0 marks major progress over older releases. With version 2.0.0 and onward we bundle our own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon. With this release we bundle Wine 1.1.36, Cabextract, Mozilla Gecko, Unzip, Wget and other support libraries and tools. We have improved support for Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and preliminary support for Internet Explorer 7 in this release, there has also been many small bug fixes and tweaks on the back-end."
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Different target users
by BlueofRainbow on Sat 30th Jan 2010 16:11 UTC
BlueofRainbow
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2009-01-06

From what I know about the three ways of running Windows applications on Linux:

Wine by it-self targets the hard-core Linux crowd who loves thinkering with the command line and system settings.

Cross-Over Office (Code Weaver) targets the sophisticated user who prefers Linux yet has to deal with Windows for a living. Their various white papers aims at enticing the corporate/enterprise IT. Their Bottle concept (refinement over Wine) is interesting in that one could develop end-user applications and VB scripts for the various versions of (e.g. Office 2003, Office 2007, and soon Office 2010) and test them on a single machine without re-booting and without interferences between the versions.

Bordeaux targets the intermediate user - no thinkering required as it is packaged for specific Linux distributions.

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RE: Different target users
by alcibiades on Sun 31st Jan 2010 12:41 in reply to "Different target users"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

Wine by it-self targets the hard-core Linux crowd who loves thinkering with the command line and system settings.

What? What tinkering, what command line? You install it, then you start it from menu, then you install the apps...and they either work or not. There is no tinkering or command line work.

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RE[2]: Different target users
by twickline on Sun 31st Jan 2010 13:05 in reply to "RE: Different target users"
twickline Member since:
2005-12-31

The App/Game either works or it doesn't?

With tinkering you can sometimes get a App or Game to run, or run much better then what it does in the default config.

Their are numerous options to configure in the system.reg and user.reg if you know what your doing.

Cheers,
Tom

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